Trees have always been a source of solace and inspiration for people, and are, ultimately, one of the primary life giving forces on Earth. This exhibition is a celebration of trees, with the aim to show, in some ways, how our lives are inextricably entwined with them.
Truly and simply, what makes Louisiana livable is the prevalence of its great and grand trees. Louisiana would be a very inhospitable place without them.
Louisiana Women playwright Carolyn Woosley reads her one act play “Caroline,” on the life of Caroline Dormon, Louisiana nature and forestry preservationist and founder of Louisiana’s Kisatchie National Forest.
Renowned artists Clementine Hunter and Clyde Connell reflect on their extraordinary journeys – Clementine from field hand and cook to primitive painter; Clyde from plantation owner to poverty, from civil rights advocate to abstract expressionist sculptor. They dare us to live passionately.